Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday: Sausage and Gravy over biscuits

This is one of my husband's favorite meals (next to pizza), he got lucky this week I made 2 of his favorite meals in one week!

Sausage gravy can be a bit tricky to make and I continue to make improvements each time I make it. I would LOVE to hear your comments on this recipe!

Pictures, once again, will not upload onto blogger today. We seriously may be changing our webpage to a different "format"- Does anyone out there have a recommendation- WordPress or other?

Here is what you need:

Flour
Milk
Sausage
Salt and Pepper
Bisquick
Eggs

Step 1: Brown your sausage

Step 2: LEAVING THE GREASE IN THE PAN, use a spatula or slitted spoon to lift out the sausage to drain on a plate w/ a paper towel.

Step 3: Sprinkle about 1-2 tablespoons of flour onto the sausage grease and use a wisk until bubbly, keeping the temp. at med.-high. You can add more or less flour, depending on how much grease you have in your pan.

Step 4: Begin to add milk. I usually add about 2 cups at a time. (5 cups total)

Step 5: Keeping wisking to keep away those lumps!

Step 6: Add another 2 cups of milk and more flour (I added about 1/4 cup flour total)

Step 7: Add sausage and let sausage gravy simmer awhile. It will get thicker as it simmers

Step 8: Mix up your Bisquick biscuit and get those in the oven.

Step 9: Wisk your gravy more and determine if you need to add more milk/flour. We like our gravy pretty thick, but notice it really did not take much flour to get it thick. Only about 1/4 of a cup of flour was added. The reason I add so much milk is b/c I like to have more about twice as much gravy compared to the sausage.

*Frugal Tip- Make your gravy thick, but still add lots of milk so that you can use your gravy twice! The more "gravy" I make, the more meals I can use it for. So far we can stretch ours into about 3 meals. You can freeze sausage gravy (once it cools) to use later as well.

Step 10: Add salt and pepper. I usually add more pepper than I do salt b/c the sausage is salty. This is based on your taste, so get out a spoon and call in some taste testers into the kitchen!

Step 11: While you let your sausage gravy simmer and thicken, mix up your scrambled eggs.

Step 12: Take your biscuits and split in half, pour over gravy and add eggs. Congratulations, You have made a YUMMY, FRUGAL and HEALTHY meal for you family tonight!

*Note: We love to add gravy on our eggs as well!

Meal Cost for 4: $4.00 (not including staples like milk, flour, salt and pepper)
Per person: $1.00

Really- this is even less that I have listed here, b/c you can use your gravy for a 2nd or even 3rd meal!

Enjoy!

Remember: I really want to hear your comments. I would love some tips to make this recipe even better! Anybody have advice for keeping the lumps down?

Sorry again about the pictures, I know it's not as fun to read! Pictures will be up soon!